## Kagome_gurl8 2 years ago A rope is tied between the edge of the top of the building and a stake in the ground just above the top of a tree. What angle is formed by the rope and the building?

1. Kagome_gurl8

2. Kagome_gurl8

@AriPotta

3. Fonzy

What we have is 36 degrees for one angle, we also know that the angle of the tree with the ground is 90. 90+36=126, all angles sum up to 180, so 180 - 126 = 54

4. Kagome_gurl8

Thank you :)

5. JakeV8

It asked about the angle of the rope with the building... Wouldn't it just be also 36 degrees, since the triangles are similar?

6. AriPotta

i was thinking it would be 36 too

7. AriPotta

i mean, if you look at it as a transversal, wouldn't it be 36?

8. Fonzy

so ur saying that 36 + 90 + 36 = 180? well it does not.

9. JakeV8

That's not what we're saying, and yes, it's pretty clear that doesn't add up.

10. JakeV8

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11. AriPotta

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12. JakeV8

That works also :)

13. AriPotta

:)

14. Fonzy

True, if looking for A it is 54

15. Kagome_gurl8

Thank you, all of you but its 36

16. AriPotta

yup